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The 2h ride: Creswick Classic

Wanting a testing but fun two-hour loop?

This is the well-known Creswick loop for both local racers and cycling enthusiasts alike as it offers a bit of everything!

Park the bikes on the racks at the popular bike-friendly Racers Bar & Cafe and enjoy some breakfast or a coffee before heading off.

The first 30-45 minutes will make you work hard as you head over all the local hills.

After that, it’s smooth sailing ahead so enjoy the dense forestry as you wind into Creswick.

You’ll be an hour in by here so you can either stop and explore the cosy comforts Creswick has to offer or power straight through!

Once you take a left and hit Gillies Street, hopefully you have a tail wind and can put the sail up!

It’s dead straight into Ballarat from here with some rolling hills.

You’ll be hard pressed to take the Strava segments off the local racers along here but rally some mates and give it a crack!

Once you hit Ballarat, you’ll be heading back towards Lake Wendouree, where you can finish off at the Ballarat Yacht Club for a coffee and muffin or some lunch by the lake.

Distance: 56.69km
Elevation gain: 647m
Ride type: Road
Start: Racers Bar & Cafe

The two-hour ride on Strava

Click for our Strava route


The City of Ballarat acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land we live and work on, the Wadawurrung and Dja Dja Wurrung People, and recognises their continuing connection to the land and waterways. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging and extend this to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.